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Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Live Life Well

Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Help Men & Women Live Life Well. Your host, Josh Trent, spotlights ​world class experts in the fields of physical and emotional intelligence, mindset, behavior change, supplementation, nutrition, health, wellness, fitness, and technology that empower you with actionable steps for your wellness journey. After struggling with anxiety, depression, and weight gain in adolescence, in 2004 Josh let go of over 75 pounds and transformed his life by becoming a health and fitness professional that would coach over 12,000 sessions and evolve into one of the top wellness influencers on iTunes. In this podcast together, we discover the connections between our emotions and healthy habits to live our best life and enjoy the process. Every week, you'll learn from exceptional people who have dedicated their lives to being a positive force for our global collective. Deeper topics include: Physical intelligence, emotional intelligence, behavior change, wellness, behavioral psychology, habits, mindset, fitness, health, strength training, organic supplementation, bio-hacking, body transformation, psychedelics, digital health, quantified self, mHealth, wearable technology and more.
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Nov 30, 2015

What can the power of breath actually do for reducing stress in our busy society?

Can tracking our own breathing be a catalyst for new healthy behavior changes?

On today's show, we answers those powerful questions and more, with inventor and world-class expert in the design and study of technologies that promote healthy and high-performing states of mind, Dr. Neema Moraveji.

The Power of The Breath

Dr. Moraveji is co-founder and chief product officer of Spire, the first wearable to track and influence both activity and state of mind.

Early this year, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2015 Quantified Self Conference at Fort Mason center in San Francisco, where I met Dr. Neema and experienced his invention of a groundbreaking breath tracking and mindfulness technology device live and in person.

The results were shocking.

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In just a few short minutes after working with Dr. Neema while using SPIRE, I felt the most relaxed I'd been all week.

Pretty amazing, especially when you consider that over 10 people were watching me in a crowded, loud and busy expo floor throughout the entire exercise!

Tracking Our Breath

Beyond just a wearable device, his invention SPIRE is literally transforming the way that wellness and fitness use breathing techniques, cues, and strategies for better health.

We understand that tracking steps and calories is the quantified self in real life action, but can the breath tell us powerful insights about our health and how we manage stress?

As director of Stanford University’s Calming Technology Lab, he studies how interactive products can mitigate the damaging and distracting effects of acute and chronic stress.

He teachers the popular “Designing Calm” at the Stanford Design School and his work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR among other esteemed publications. Dr. Moraveji is co-founder and chief product officer of Spire, the first wearable to track and influence both activity and state of mind.

Master Your Breathing

His TEDxBayArea talk "What Your Breath Is Telling You," Dr. Moraveji uncovers the way you breathe shows how much tension, calm, and focus you have in your life. He discusses how the millennia-year old science of respiratory psychophysiology can be leveraged today with wearable sensors to help us improve focus, reduce stress, and live with balance in daily life.

Dr. Neema received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D., “Augmented Self-Regulation“, from Stanford University. 

Listen As Dr, Neema Uncovers:

  • How new technology can help us in designing calm in our lives
  • The power of breath on weight loss, wellness, and health
  • How to discover what makes you calm and focused at work and at home

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GIFT: Save 20% off SPIRE as a holiday gift from Dr. Neema Buy SPIRE Now

Awareness 

"When we describe why Spire measures breath, almost all people have an ‘a-ha’ moment given their personal experience with the power of breath." - Dr. Neema Moraveji

"Your state of mind influences your brain and cardiorespiratory system quite rapidly. Of all the biosignals effected, one of them can be consciously controlled to influence your state of mind – and that is respiration." - Dr. Neema Moraveji

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Nov 23, 2015

On boxing day in 2013, Caitlin broke her back in an accident and burst the first vertebrae of her lower spine. 

In the few weeks while she was in a full back brace, she grew nauseous from the medication, frustrated from the pain, and began to realize that she'd have to pull from deep inside herself to face the challenges of what would come next.

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Not getting the advice and healing strategies she needed from traditional medicine, she decided to rely on her emotional strength and ultimately had to make a powerful choice:

Either be a victim or a victor of her circumstance.

Life After Injury 

Thanks to the fracture type and her knowledge of the benefits of holistic medicine, she made a full recovery through dedication, hard work, and most importantly, the right mindset.

She reflected on all the patients she’d treated who had told her they felt alone, frustrated with their medication and had no idea how to start their road to recovery and wellness. She knew first-hand what it’s like to experience a road-block in your life, whether it be an injury, work stress, or lack of motivation.

Caitlin started Pilates one week later, and was at the gym every third day; also participating in a fun meditation and mindfulness class to help her overcome the frustration of having an injury (and wearing a very hot brace in the Australian summer!)

 

The Power To Change

Even though she was frustrated with her injury, she also felt so incredibly lucky: Not only because she was certain she would make a full recovery, but thanks to her professional knowledge, she knew exactly what it would take to get back to her active life.

Her story on Wellness Force Radio is that of overcoming the inner and outer challenges of this devastating injury, and the road to creating mobility, energy, and being able to thrive again in her profession and in her life.

Thanks to Caitlin's both professional experience working with clients around the world, plus her own personal experience of this serious injury, she now helps clients globally with a realistic, balanced and motivational approach towards health and wellbeing.

Listen As Caitlin Uncovers:

  • How to heal from the inside out
  • The mindset of overcoming injury
  • Strategies for injury recovery
  • What​ things really hold people back from getting better

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Nov 16, 2015

Today I'm both excited and honored to have one of the most respected leading experts in personal transformation, Michael Strasner.

During the last 30 years, he has worked with over a 100 thousand students and people from all over the United States, South America, and Europe.

Through his mastery of coaching and understanding the psychology of leadership and human behavior, he has been able to facilitate and design extraordinary workshops dedicated to the art of life and living on the Skinny Branches.

He’s been a featured guest in newspaper articles, podcasts, and radio shows, sharing his expertise on such diverse topics as effective communication, connection and intimacy in relationships, building self-esteem, the power of authenticity, personality adapting through style flexing, powerful and impactful public speaking, and jump-starting your passion for life.

His personal vision is to create a world of peace, love,unity, and abundance. This is reflected in the work he does in  the domain of personal transformational training.

He has also authored several workshops: Mastering the Art of Relationship, The Entrepreneurial Mind, Mastering Leadership for Teenagers, The Masters Course, and the highly regarded L.P. Ph.D. Program.

Through his commitment to creating leadership in others, he has mentored and developed dozens of world-class trainers and coaches, who are currently facilitating workshops globally.

 

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From Michael's Book: "Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Courage is action in the face of fear.” When we feel fear, we’re paralyzed. When we take action in the face of that fear, we become courageous. When we become courageous, we become confident. When we become confident, we become powerful. When we become powerful, we become risk-takers. When we become risk-takers, we’re moving on up to the Skinny Branches of the tree, and now we’re inspiring other people to do the same." -Michael Strasner

Listen As Michael Uncovers:

  • How to create a life worth living
  • How to commit to your personal health
  • Finding your purpose
  • Emotions for success
  • Personal Transformation
  • Ego Conversations:
    • Negative energy from past experiences
    • Your fears and insecurities
    • Both real and perceived limitations
    • Tendencies towards survival
    • The need to be right
    • The resistance to abandoning control

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Nov 9, 2015

Today on the show is one of the most sought after mindfulness trainers in the world, Julianna Raye. After training individuals and groups for over 15 years, Julianna brings her expertise and gifts to share with Wellness Force Radio.

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I've been so pumped to be able to bring on a guest like Julianna that not only is a master at empowering others to change their thinking, but most importantly, to change their behavior through the power of mindfulness and meditation.

Numerous scientific studies have shown clear and wide ranging benefits of mindfulness including stress and anxiety reduction, strengthened immune system, heightened EI and creativity to name just a few.

In fact, Julianna herself was drawn to mindfulness 18 years ago, to manage debilitating anxiety. With over 90 weeks of immersive silent retreat training in both mindfulness and zen in addition to her daily practice, Julianna has racked up 12,000 plus hours of formal practice time, rewiring her brain and creating a new normal for herself. This enables her to truly be of service to her clients.

Currently, Julianna is developing onsite and online mindfulness training for enterprise clients and consumers as well as delivering keynotes, privately coaching executives in sales and leadership, performance professionals, TV personalities, entrepreneurs engaged in personal growth, and group training company leaders interested in preventative health care and enhancing the work environment, through mindfulness meditation.

In a recent study at UCLA comparing long-term meditators’ brains with non-meditators, the results of Julianna’s MRI led to interviews on ABC, Globo and Reuters news outlets, about the benefits of Mindfulness practice. Using the system of Basic Mindfulness, which has been researched at Carnegie Mellon, the University of Vermont, and Harvard Medical Center (with breakthrough results), Julianna’s emphasis is on helping clients find those specific strategies most relevant for their life and professional environment.

As an expert in the system, Julianna teaches clients how to strategically implement practice for specific challenges and practice in action, leading to accelerated growth, giving clients a way to develop skills on the go and providing invaluable tools for self empowerment.

Just as a physical trainer improves your workout, working with a mindfulness meditation trainer deepens and strengthens your skills, providing the necessary perspective, feedback and support so you maximize the potential of your practice.

Mindfulness provides an excellent complement to any other self-healing work you may be doing. In fact, your practice will enhance all the activities of your life.

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Nov 2, 2015

What do we do when diet and exercise don't work? Do hormones and our nervous system hold the key? Today, I'm excited and honored to have Reed Davis on Wellness Force Radio to unlock the answers and uncover the hidden causes of weight gain.

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Reed is the Founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) Certification Course.  He is known as one of the most successful and experienced clinicians in the world, having provided functional lab assessments to over 10,000 clients for hormone, adrenal, digestive, immune and detoxification issues as well as infections, infestations, food sensitivities and chronic stress-related problems.

Reed served as a Health Director and Case Manager for over 15 years and now teaches a course in functional medicine with over 2,000 trainees in 50 countries. He is also a Clinical Advisor at BioHealth Laboratory where he helps doctors interpret lab test results and develop natural protocols to restore function instead of just treating the symptoms.

While serving for many years as the CNT and Case Manager, Reed Davis made his own observations about who got better and who did not. The patients who improved the most were the ones working as close to the underlying cause as possible, and not simply treating the symptoms. Wanting to help as many people as possible, Reed employed functional lab testing as it applies to nutrition and other natural protocols with thousands of patients.

Educating others became a passion and provided a mission that Reed carries out to this day. While systematizing the work, Reed came to the realization that he had discovered an emerging field. He named this growing body of work Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® and founded the certification course.

Special Notes:

Listen as Reed Uncovers:

  • How to find the root cause(s) of what is holding back your optimal wellness
  • The mindset and accountability needed to create lasting health 
  • Action steps for listeners in self-quantification and lab testing

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Today's Show Topics:

  • What is FDN?
  • Who is FDN for?
  • What impact is FDN making in health and wellness?
  • How does FDN support homeostasis and finding the root cause
  • The broken health model of today
  • What FDN coaches do to impact their clients
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  • Steroidal hormones and adrenal function
  • Symptoms that lead people to look for new answers
  • Adrenal Fatigue, review and supporting healing
  • Oxidative Stress, the hidden causes
  • Pathogens, identifying and healing
  • Mucosal Barrier, function and signs of support
  • Blocking factors and toxic load
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  • D.R.E.S.S for success
  • Coaching to win, how to become a health detective
  • The mindset for sustaining positive health change 
  • Accountability
  • Keystone habits to sustain health
  • How the right coach uses quantification to create sustainable change
 
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